CBP temporarily reducing hours at six Montana ports of entry
SWEETGRASS, Mont. ― Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along our northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at six ports of entry in Montana beginning Monday, April 6.
With the “essential only” travel restrictions imposed on March 21 in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, cross-border travel has significantly declined. Reducing the hours of operations at ports of entry along both land borders will allow CBP to continue to provide service to these communities as we work to keep our employees safe from exposure and community spread.
The affected ports of entry include: Raymond, Opheim, Morgan, Turner, Del Bonita and Piegan.
The Port of Raymond is currently open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The temporary hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Current hours at the Port of Opheim are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Temporary hours will be reduced to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Hours at the Port of Morgan are currently 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Temporary hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. At the Port of Turner the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Its hours will be temporarily reduced to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. The port of Del Bonita’s current hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The temporary hours for Del Bonita will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Finally, the Port of Piegan is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Under the temporarily reduced hours it will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.
Travelers considered essential should adjust their travel according to the new hours of operation.
These reduced hours will remain in place until April 30, or until the Administration lifts the current travel restrictions. CBP will return to previous hours once the COVID-19 emergency has subsided.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.